Thursday, June 01, 2006

Joyful Simplicities for June

What are some of your favorite things about June?

Bee
Originally uploaded by pwinn.
~Take a trip down memory lane by catching lighting bugs or fireflies on the lawn at twilight. Prepare a comfy hotel for them in a clear mayonnaise jar with holes punched in the lid and layered with grass (remember?). Be sure to let them fly away home after a brief visit.

~Be on the lookout for a strawberry festival or hold your own. The Victorians called thses homegrown events "Strawberry Regales," and the menu included every strawberry confection imaginable. Turn this into a potluck dessert party and invite friends to bring their favorite strawberry sensation. Indulge!

~Hang a hammock. Lie in it.

~One June weekend, buy a whole watermelon and keep it in the refrigerator for at least a day so that it gets ice-cold. Cut it in large pieces and sit on the porch, back deck or front step eating watermelon with family or friends, spitting out the seeds. Have a contest to see who can shoot the farthest!

~Celebrate the Summer Solstice on June 21 by camping out in the backyard. PItch a tent, bring out the sleeping bags, build a campfire in the grill. Serve hot dogs and S'more's for dessert!

~Treat yourself to the most fetching straw hat you can find.

~Paint your toenails red.

-Ideas taken from Sarah Ban Breathnach's "Simple Abundance"




Herbs
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


There are lots of excuses to have fun this June! Some that I will be sharing with you are:

~Victorian Ice Cream Social. I have a recipe for making ice cream in a ziplock bag with cream, sugar, favorings, and lots of ice that really does work!

~Strawberry Regale. We can share our favorite strawberry recipes.

~Father's Day. Ideas to celebrate the special Father(s) in your life.




Purple
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


What are some of your favorite things about June?

5 comments:

Mrs. Wilt said...

Kelli,
One of my favorite things about June is sleeping with the windows open. It's such a wonderful sound to hear the wind as you drift off to sleep. :o)

Melissa said...

Is that your herb garden? It's pretty.
I can't wait for the ice cream recipe, Jacob would love that. I'm going to go paint my toenails red now... I'm in a very 'June' mood, reading this and sitting next to the open window and the fresh spring rain.

dot said...

Wish I had some red polish too! LOL
I can remember catching lightening bugs when I was a child.
June is my birth month!

Patty said...

the ice cream recipe in a plastic bag sounds interesting. No more children around here to crank the ice cream maker

Kelli said...

Mrs. Wilt,
That is a very nice thing to be able to do! I will have to get my windows open tonight!

Melissa, send some of that rain here. The weatherman promised 3 days of it and we only got some sprinkles. Those are some herbs at the farmer's market. Mine are more messy looking. ;0)

Dot, I will have to find out the exact date so I can send you a card. :0)
Kelli